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Sports Day 2017 held for AUS cultural clubs
Around 833 students representing AUS cultural clubs participated in the AUS Sports Day 2017 organized by Student Athletics and Recreation in collaboration with the Student Council. Held from April 24-26, the event saw 609 male students take part in six individual competitions and four team games, while 224 female students participated in all events except cricket.
The semifinals and finals were held on April 26 and Abdelrahman Al Alili and Kausar Abdul Qayum were adjudged as the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman at AUS, respectively. Mohammed Kyuare and Sandrine Basilly were the fastest on track.
Lots of skill was displayed in the racket sports, where Akhil Pradeep, Yash Vijay Mathur and Ahmed Hisham won gold in badminton, table tennis and squash, respectively. In women's category Rawan Mohab bagged two gold medals in badminton and squash while Shahdan Barakat won gold in women's table tennis.
In swimming Ahmed Eladl and Amr Mohammed Ashraf won gold in the 50-meter backstroke and 50-meter freestyle, respectively, while Danya Khafaga bagged two gold medals in the 50-meter backstroke and 50-metersfreestyle. Dina Allum won gold in the 50-meter breaststroke.
The team called Sultans won the cricket championship. Hamza Maqbool from the team The Council was awarded with the Most Valuable Player trophy.
The Men's Basketball Championship was won by team Zayed Sons while The Blue Tigers won the Women's Basketball Championship. Adji N'diaye (The Blue Tigers) and Tarab Mahmoud (Zayed Sons) were awarded with Most Valuable Player trophy.
The Royals won the women's volleyball championship. The Mediterranean Knights won the men's volleyball championships. Reenam Sami (The Sultans) and Mohammed Gusbi (The Mediterranean Knights) were declared Most Valuable Players.
The Pharaohs won the men's soccer championship and Usood Kanaan won the women's soccer championship. Hasan Khalid and Hadeyat El-Hammamy ( both of The Pharaohs) were selected as Most Valuable Players, while Mazin Naqib and Noor Patterson of team Usood Kanaan were awarded the top scorer trophies.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students, awarded the medals and trophies to the winners of the AUS Sports Day 2017 and announced The Pharaohs as the overall champions of AUS Sports Day 2017.
"Academic rigors such as in-depth reading and complex problem-solving go far to strengthen the mind, but extracurricular activities will take this mind strengthening even further. Participating in sports will train students to maintain patience and resilience in the face of intense difficulty," said Dr. Al Shehhi.